2 Kings 4:10
New International Version
Let's make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us."

New Living Translation
Let's build a small room for him on the roof and furnish it with a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp. Then he will have a place to stay whenever he comes by."

English Standard Version
Let us make a small room on the roof with walls and put there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp, so that whenever he comes to us, he can go in there.”

Berean Study Bible
Please let us make a small room upstairs and put in it a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp for him. Then when he comes to us, he can stay there.”

New American Standard Bible
"Please, let us make a little walled upper chamber and let us set a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there."

King James Bible
Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.

Christian Standard Bible
so let’s make a small, walled-in upper room and put a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp there for him. Whenever he comes, he can stay there.”

Contemporary English Version
Why don't we build him a small room on the flat roof of our house? We can put a bed, a table and chair, and an oil lamp in it. Then whenever he comes, he can stay with us."

Good News Translation
Let's build a small room on the roof, put a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp in it, and he can stay there whenever he visits us."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so let's make a small room upstairs and put a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp there for him. Whenever he comes, he can stay there."

International Standard Version
Now then, let's build a small upper room and put a bed in it for him there, along with a table, a chair, and a lamp stand. That way, when he comes to visit, he can rest there."

NET Bible
Let's make a small private upper room and furnish it with a bed, table, chair, and lamp. When he visits us, he can stay there."

New Heart English Bible
Please let us make a little room on the wall. Let us set for him there a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp stand. It shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in there."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let's make a small room on the roof and put a bed, table, chair, and lamp stand there for him. He can stay there whenever he comes to visit us."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let us make, I pray thee, a little chamber on the roof; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick; and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.'

New American Standard 1977
“Please, let us make a little walled upper chamber and let us set a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall, and let us set for him there a bed and a table and a stool and a lampstand so that when he comes to us, he shall turn in there.

King James 2000 Bible
Let us make a little chamber, I pray you, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a lampstand: and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in there.

American King James Version
Let us make a little chamber, I pray you, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in thither.

American Standard Version
Let us make, I pray thee, a little chamber on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a seat, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let us now make for him an upper chamber, a small place; and let us put there for him a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall come to pass that when he comes in to us, he shall turn in thither.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let us therefore make him a little chamber, and put a little bed in it for him, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick, that when he cometh to us, he may abide there.

Darby Bible Translation
Let us make, I pray thee, a small upper chamber with walls, and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a seat, and a lampstand; and it shall be when he cometh to us, he shall turn in thither.

English Revised Version
Let us make, I pray thee, a little chamber on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.

World English Bible
Please let us make a little room on the wall. Let us set for him there a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp stand. It shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in there."

Young's Literal Translation
let us make, I pray thee, a little upper chamber of the wall, and we set for him there a bed, and a table, and a high seat, and a candlestick; and it hath been, in his coming in unto us, he doth turn aside thither.'
Study Bible
The Shunammite Woman
9Then the woman said to her husband, “Behold, now I know that the one who often comes our way is a holy man of God. 10Please let us make a small room upstairs and put in it a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp for him. Then when he comes to us, he can stay there.” 11One day Elisha came to visit and went to his upper room to lie down.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:41
Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man's reward.

Matthew 10:42
And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is My disciple, truly I tell you, he will never lose his reward."

Matthew 25:40
And the King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.'

Romans 12:13
Share with the saints who are in need. Practice hospitality.

2 Kings 4:11
One day Elisha came to visit and went to his upper room to lie down.

Treasury of Scripture

Let us make a little chamber, I pray you, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in thither.

Let us

Isaiah 32:8
But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

Matthew 10:41,42
He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward…

Matthew 25:40
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

a little chamber.

2 Kings 3:20
And it came to pass in the morning, when the meat offering was offered, that, behold, there came water by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.

1 Kings 17:19
And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.







Lexicon
Please
נָּ֤א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

let us make
נַֽעֲשֶׂה־ (na·‘ă·śeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a small
קְטַנָּ֔ה (qə·ṭan·nāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6996: Small, young, unimportant

room upstairs
עֲלִיַּת־ (‘ă·lî·yaṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5944: Something lofty, a stair-way, a second-story room, the sky

and put
וְנָשִׂ֨ים (wə·nā·śîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

in it
שָׁ֛ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

a bed,
מִטָּ֥ה (miṭ·ṭāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4296: A bed, for, sleeping, eating, a sofa, litter, bier

a table,
וְשֻׁלְחָ֖ן (wə·šul·ḥān)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7979: A table, a meal

a chair,
וְכִסֵּ֣א (wə·ḵis·sê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3678: Seat of honor, throne

and a lamp
וּמְנוֹרָ֑ה (ū·mə·nō·w·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4501: A chandelier

for him.
ל֥וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

Then when he comes
בְּבֹא֥וֹ (bə·ḇō·’ōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to us,
אֵלֵ֖ינוּ (’ê·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

he can stay
יָס֥וּר (yā·sūr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

there.”
שָֽׁמָּה׃ (šām·māh)
Adverb | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither
(10) A little chamber . . . on the wall.--Rather, a little upper chamber ('aliy?h) with walls--i.e., a chamber on the roof of the house, walled on each side as a protection against the weather. (Comp. 1Kings 17:19.) Here the prophet would be secure from all interruption or intrusion on his privacy, and so would be likely to honour the house longer with his presence.

A bed.--The four things mentioned are the only essentials in Oriental furnishing.

A stool.--A chair of state. The same word means throne.

Candlestick.--Lamp-stand.

Verse 10. - Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall. Thenius understands "a walled chamber," which he supposes to have been "built upon the flat roof of the house;" but it is more probable that a small addition to the existing upper chamber of the house is meant - a tiny room resting partly upon the wall of the house, partly projecting beyond it, balcony fashion. Such sleeping-chambers are common in Oriental dwellings. And let us set for him there a bed, aria a table, and a stool, and a candlestick; raffler, a bed, and a table, and a chair, and a lamp - the necessary furniture of an apartment which was to be used, not only; as a sleeping-chamber, but also for retirement, for study, and perhaps for literary composition. And it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither. In the intervals between his active ministrations, a prophet would naturally desire quiet retirement, security from interruption. He would need to reflect, to meditate, to pray, perhaps to write. The Shunammite's proposal shows, not only kindness, but thoughtfulness and appreciation. 4:8-17 Elisha was well thought of by the king of Israel for his late services; a good man can take as much pleasure in serving others, as in raising himself. But the Shunammite needed not any good offices of this kind. It is a happiness to dwell among our own people, that love and respect us, and to whom we are able to do good. It would be well with many, if they did but know when they are really well off. The Lord sees the secret wish which is suppressed in obedience to his will, and he will hear the prayers of his servants in behalf of their benefactors, by sending unasked-for and unexpected mercies; nor must the professions of men of God be supposed to be delusive like those of men of the world.
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